The SAGE Metro Detroit staff and board of directors is a diverse group of committed, caring individuals. 


SAGE Staff


Angela Perone, Director

Angela “Angie” Perone is the Director of SAGE Metro Detroit. She is an attorney and researcher. Prior to joining SAGE, she served as a staff attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights where she oversaw its LGBT Elder Law Program and helped start one of the first transgender-specific elder law clinics.

She currently serves on Michigan State’s Advisory Council on Aging and is pursuing a Ph.D in social work and sociology at the University of Michigan.

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Judith Lewis, Training and Education Coordinator

Judith “Judy” Lewis is the Training and Education Coordinator of SAGE Metro Detroit. She has spent many years working with care givers and older adults, providing information and tools for creating a welcoming community for diverse populations. 

Her work includes training and advocacy workshops to both faith-based and secular organizations, including Henry Ford Hospital, U of M School of Social Work, and the American Federation of Teachers/Detroit. She has presented seminars for the Area Agency on Aging Statewide Conference and the Judith Wahlberg Conference. 

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SAGE Board

Kathleen LaTosch, Chair

Pat Baldwin, Vice Chair

Shelby Patterson, Secretary

Cornelius Wilson, Treasurer

Michael Bartus, Board Member 

Kathryn Bartz, Board Member 

Joe Cadovich, Board Member 

Claire Coughlin, Board Member 

Jay Kaplan, Board Member 

Andrea Mulheisen, Board Member 

Phillip O’Jibway, Board Member 

Jim Sechelski, Board Member 

Lyndsey Sleek-Ristich, Board Member 

Misha Stallworth, Board Member